David Bautista known to the wrestling world as “The Animal” Batista. He is an American actor, retired professional wrestler, former mixed martial artist and bodybuilder. He is one of the biggest assets of WWE and one of the biggest stars the company has ever produced. He made millions of dollars as a pro wrestler and his WWE career also helped him in boosting his acting career.
|Real Name||David Michael Bautista Jr.|
|Birth Place||Washington, D.C United States.|
|Date of Birth||18th January 1969|
|Source of Income||Actor |
Mixed martial artist Bodybuilder.
|Age||53 years (As of 2022).|
|Father’s name||David Michael Bautista|
|Mother’s name||Donna Raye|
|Residence||Arlington County, Virginia.|
|Height||6 feet 4 inches / 193 cm|
|Weight||124.74 Kg / 275 Lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Marital Status||Married ( in 1990)|
|Wife||Glenda ( 1990-1998)|
Angie ( 13th October 1998 – 2006).
Sarah Jade ( on October 2015- 2019)
|Children||With Glenda he has two daughters together, Keilani who was born in 1990 and Athena who was born in 1992.|
With Angie, he has a son named Oliver.
Mixed martial artist
|Become Professional||1999–2010, 2014, 2019 (wrestling)|
|Trained by||Afa Anoaʻi|
3.7 million followers
|Net Worth||$ 16 million (Rs 1,18.50 Cr).|
|Last Updated||January 2022|
His net worth stands at an estimated total of $ 16 million (Rs 1,18.50 Cr). He gained huge fame in the WWE and was one of the biggest names of the Ruthless Aggression Era. Batista was declared as the 50th greatest wrestling villain of all time by a WWE article in 2012 and he was also ranked the 2nd best World Heavyweight Champion of all time.
Batista signed with the WWF in 2000 and wrestled in OVW, where he won the OVW Heavyweight Championship & made his main roster debut on the 9th May 2002 episode of Raw.
At the Royal Rumble in January 2010, he entered the Royal Rumble match at number 30 but failed to win as he was eliminated by John Cena.
On the 23rd December, 2013 episode of Raw Batista entered the Rumble match at number 28 and last eliminated Roman Reigns to win the match.
He has achieved many milestones throughout his career including 4-time World Heavyweight Champion, 2-time WWE Champion, 4-time Tag Team Champion and winner of the 2005 and 2014 Royal rumble matches. He holds the record for the longest reign as World Heavyweight Champion at 282 days & regarded as one of the greatest World Heavyweight Champions in WWE history.
His main event was WWE WrestleMania 21 after winning the 2005 Royal Rumble match.
He re-signed with WWE in 2013 and headlined WrestleMania 30 after winning the 2014 Royal Rumble match. He then faced Triple H at WrestleMania 35 before retiring from wrestling.
In 2004, he was paid a salary of $ 813,000 ( INR 6.02 Cr) per annum, which was one of the highest amounts paid to any pro wrestler during that time. There would be a hike in his salary soon after that, and he received an annual salary of $ 840000 ( INR 6.22 Cr). It is estimated that he received an amount of over $1 million ( INR 7.40 Cr) during his tenure with WWE until 2010.
His acting career also helped him to earn a lot of money and it added millions to his net worth. For his role of Drax’s in Guardians of the Galaxy, he received an amount of $1400000 ( INR 10.36 Cr). For the same role in Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, he received an estimated sum of over $3 million ( INR 22.21 Cr). In Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, he earned an estimated sum of over $4 million ( INR 29.61 Cr). For his role as Mr Hinx in Spectre, he received a sum of $1 million ( INR 7.40 Cr).
Batista has appeared and worked in several movies and TV shows &played Drax the Destroyer in the 2014 Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. The film was a critical and commercial success and helped him to add millions of dollars to his net worth.
He performed in the 2015 James Bond movie Spectre as Mr Hinx & appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in May 2017. He also appeared in the Marvel films Avengers: Infinity War (April 2018) and Avengers: Endgame (April 2019), the highest-grossing film of all time.
In January 2019, he was cast in the upcoming Denis Villeneuve adaption of Dune.
He married his first wife, Glenda, in 1990. They have two daughters, Keilani and Athena. They divorced in 1998.
His second wife, Angie to whom he married in 1998 and they have a son. Oliver. The couple divorced in 2006.
He then married, Sarah Jade his third wife in 2015 and they separated in early 2019.
Q. Why did Batista leave WWE?
Ans:- He quit WWE in 2010 as he disliked the direction the company was heading in.
Q. When was the last time Batista wrestled?
Ans:- His last match in WWE was at WrestleMania 35, where he faced Triple H in a ‘No Hold Barred’ match in a losing attempt.
Q. Who is Batista’s wife?
Ans:- He married Sarah Jade in October 2015 but the couple separated earlier this year.